Benzhu Festival 本主街

Saturday, 24. February 2024 in 大理凤仪吉祥村白马寺

Benzhu Festival

Benzhu are local protector deities in the Dali area, their worship is a key element of Bai identity.

In the Dali area, almost every Bai village has a Benzhu Temple, the home of a local protector spirit. These protector spirits are mostly historic figures, such as local heros, kings, generals or others who have through good deeds won the adulation of the local population.

Each Benzhu usually has his own festival day, with activities varying greatly from place to place.

See related festivals.

This event is supposed to attract quite a few villagers from nearby.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月15.